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Figures of Speech Are Intriguing Phrases Figures of speech are fun -- once you understand what they mean. “Figure of speech” is “a phrase or expression that uses words in…Continue
ADVANCED LEARNERS: I am a native speaker of English and an English teacher on EnglishClub. I enjoy teaching learners at all skill levels. So far, I have met a lot of beginning and intermediate level…Continue
Besides teaching English, I teach violin (fiddle) to beginners of all ages all around the world. See Pauline Lerner's Violin Studio and the page on my personal website called Violin / Fiddle Teacher for Beginners of All Ages.
I love and play almost all kinds of music. I grew up listening to European - American classical…Continue
Five years ago, a German doctor who came to Great Britain to practice medicine accidentally killed one of his first patients by prescribing a painkiller at 10 times the normal dose. His mistake was attributed to inadequate English language skills. Now European doctors who join Great Britain’s National Health Service will need to pass tougher tests of English language and communication skills.
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All dictionaries are not the same. Some give you more help than others. I looked at several dictionaries for three things: a learner’s dictionary, a voice which pronounces the word, and a sentence or phrase containing the word. I found only one dictionary that has all three. It is the Cambridge learner’s dictionary. Dictionary http://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/dictionary/learner-english/ They give…Continue